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Steve Reid
Ex-accountant starts global sports network

After more years than I care to remember number crunching and living in MSExcel, I decided it was time to escape my hum drum ac...

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Steve Reid
Gergely Babos
Marketing couple started a new life in the mountains

Zsofia Kapolnas and Gergo Babos escaped the advertising and marketing world and moved to a mountain village in Tyrol with 500 h...

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Gergely Babos
Andrew Vickers
Two former colleages launch impassioned design studio

Andrew Vickers and Paul Roughan escaped a large 'Design Week Top 50' agency to form a youthful yet experienced design studio of...

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Andrew Vickers
Andrea Ramirez
Ex-consultant joins microfinance sector

Andrea Ramirez escaped consulting to become a fellow with Kiva.org and works with an NGO in El Salvador.

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Andrea Ramirez
Anil Stocker
Ex-City professionals start internet company MarketInvoice

Anil Stocker escaped the City together with university friend Charles Delingpole. Having worked for investment banks (Lehman Br...

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Anil Stocker
Ben Hadfield
Auditor abandons suit to work with solar in the African Bush

After three years of accountancy, Ben took a year off to travel the world and stumbled across a fantastic opportunity. Ben esca...

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Ben Hadfield
Anna McKay
Anna escaped consultancy to set up a modern health company

Frustrated with the lack of modern, relevant and pro-active health services on offer by her 'Big 4' company, and unable to find...

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Anna McKay
Charlie Habershon
Ex-teacher starts unique volunteer organisation

Charlie Habershon left teaching to set up a not-for-profit volunteering organisation in Sierra Leone.

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Charlie Habershon
Nathan Whitworth
Web developer quits office to live on a 21ft boat

Nathan was tired of a stalled mid-level career when he saw an opportunity to escape. With just £2,000 he bought a 21ft sailing ...

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Nathan Whitworth
John Williams
From 'Big 5' consultant to bestselling author

I escaped life as a Senior Managing Consultant in a 'Big 5' consultancy to do something more creative. Now I'm a best-selling a...

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John Williams
Woody Webster
City broker starts academic consultancy.

Woody Webster 'escaped' by co-founding a teaching business providing educational support for pupils across the academic spectrum.

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Woody Webster
Nataliya Grigorova
Ex-investment banker sets up a dance school in London

Nataliya decided to escape from investment banking to set up her own business. She followed her passion and set up a dance scho...

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Nataliya Grigorova
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